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post #1 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Boy, am I embarrassed - where is the horn??

I am replacing the stock horn - actually, I am TRYING to replace the stock horn on my 2008 DL1000. I have the fairing removed, have begun the mounting and wiring of the new horn, and can't find the stock horn!! I know, it blows my mind too and you have no idea how embarrassed I am to have to post this question. If someone would enlighten me, I would be most grateful. By the way, I have been photographically documenting the process and will post the results when the job has been completed so others can learn from my slow by steady efforts. Many thanks.
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 02:18 PM
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Have someone hold in the button...

...while you poke around!


Or you could have a look here.

Which I found by using a search like this horn site:stromtrooper.com using google.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 02:26 PM
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Tucked way up behind the radiator. Look carefully and you'll find it.

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I am replacing the stock horn - actually, I am TRYING to replace the stock horn on my 2008 DL1000. I have the fairing removed, have begun the mounting and wiring of the new horn, and can't find the stock horn!! I know, it blows my mind too and you have no idea how embarrassed I am to have to post this question. If someone would enlighten me, I would be most grateful. By the way, I have been photographically documenting the process and will post the results when the job has been completed so others can learn from my slow by steady efforts. Many thanks.




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post #4 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 03:20 PM
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Push the little button on your handlebar.....it will become obvious quickly.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 04:09 PM
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LMAO! That is exactly what I did to find my horn. It is kinda tucked away, but a few toots will help you locate it!
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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I replaced mine with a compact air horn and I had to find out where the stock one was by using this great site! Don't feel bad.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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whoah is me

Sigh...

That is what I was afraid of. Yes, I already tooted my own horn :-) while I shoved my head into the front end. I was hoping it wasn't where I thought it was! Thanks for delivering the bad news. The engineers don't make it easy on us, do they?

SO, does that mean I have to drop the entire radiator or can I just undo a bolt or two to get at it? Is the horn on the right side, the left, or in the middle? Probably smack in the middle, eh?? I don't mind just leaving the horn in place if I can just get to the cables I need to complete the rewiring.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-24-2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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never mind

I found the answers to my questions courtesy of Henrythe8ths comments. Thanks all.
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